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Team Teaching Section 5: Parallel Instruction
The Parallel Instruction model In this setting, the class is divided into two groups and each teacher is responsible for teaching the same material to her/his smaller group. A key feature of Parallel Instruction is that teachers can roam and give students individualized support. Section 5: Parallel Instruction
The Parallel Instruction model in the classroom An early childhood class is working in teams to produce videos about child-proofing a home. Each teacher oversees a team, working with the students to instruct them about child safety in the home and what parents can do to make their homes safe. Each teacher also incorporates reading strategies instruction into their lessons. Section #5: Parallel Instruction
Activity: With your teaching partner, brainstorm instructional activities specifically linked to the subject or program you plan to teach where you could use Parallel Instruction. Discuss times and situations where you have used the Parallel Instruction model in the classroom. Section 5: Parallel Instruction
Activity: Look at the focus questions. (link) Then watch the video (Link to video) and note the characteristics of the Parallel Instruction model. What did you see that indicated this was an example of the Parallel Instruction model? Answer the focus questions together. Section 5: Parallel Instruction
Activity: As a team, create a brief lesson activity using the Parallel Instruction model that you could use in your program. Discuss how to assess the impact of the Parallel Instruction model on students. Section 5: Parallel Instruction
Activity: What preparation will you and your partner teacher need to do to implement the Parallel Instruction model in your sample lesson? Section 5: Parallel Instruction
Activity – review and reflect Discuss the advantages, opportunities and challenges of using the Parallel Instruction model in I-BEST. Reflecting on your integrated outcomes and subject, when would this model be most useful, helpful, productive? Section 5: Parallel Instruction
Follow-up Activities To discuss with others who are taking this course, to share your lesson activities, or to collaborate with teachers who do what you do, go to: (online forum) Do you have a video of you and your partner using Parallel Instruction in your classroom? Post it here: (YouTube site?) Section 5: Parallel Instruction
Next Steps: Please move to Section 6 – Differentiated Split Class Section 5: Parallel Instruction
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